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Re: Torquing wheels
Posted to HD/Fleet Forum on 6/4/2014

We have several applications which take a similar wheel rim nut count , Bobcat skid steers , Trackless machines , 3/4 ton 4x4 's . Showed the guys to use the "star pattern " , when tightening , then check with torque wrench . Recheck within a day , machine or truck number noted on service record , results have been good . The larger trucks , GMC 5500's , International 7600's , are sent back to the tire shop also to be rechecked within a day . We don't need the grief if a wheel comes loose .

Roger Rutledge
Technician/Shop Foreman
Riverside Landscape Contractors Inc
Brantford, Ontario, Canada